Today is a very special day... Jill Stengl has a brand-new cover to reveal - on her birthday, no less! Until That Distant Day is an historical romance set during the French Revolution, and it's one of the first books to be released from Rooglewood Press (owned and run by author Anne Elisabeth Stengl). The novel will be available April 25, 2014, but in the meantime, check out it's stunning cover!
My Thoughts: The epitome of historical romance covers! Nothing makes a female reader beg to take a trip back in time like a lovely, vintage outfit, right? The dress, the jewelry, the parasol - all show elegance and sophistication and hint that the story and writing will be laced with those things.Then there's the details like the title font that has a bit of fanciness, but suggests even more boldness, fitting with the book's description. There's the swirls at the top and the faded background that add a sense of mystery. And finally, I just have to say that the blend of colors is gorgeous! The purple makes the model stand out, perhaps with a royal flair. Blue suggests a quiet strength, but its vibrant shade hopefully hints at a bright personality beneath. Her hair is fiery, but not in an uncontrolled way. And her complexion is fragile, but her gaze is fearless. I love all of the dichotomies! I imagine a heroine such as this one, living in such difficult times, must have both sides to her.
What are your thoughts on the cover design?
About the Book
Colette DeMer and her brother Pascoe are two sides of the same coin, dependent upon one another in the tumultuous world of the new Republic. Together they labor with other leaders of the sans-culottes to ensure freedom for all the downtrodden men and women of France.
But then the popular uprisings turn bloody and the rhetoric proves false. Suddenly, Colette finds herself at odds with Pascoe and struggling to unite her fractured family against the lure of violence. Charged with protecting an innocent young woman and desperately afraid of losing one of her beloved brothers, Colette doesn’t know where to turn or whom to trust as the bloodshed creeps ever closer to home.
Until that distant day when peace returns to France, can she find the strength to defend her loved ones . . . even from one another?
About the Author
Jill Stengl is the author of numerous romance novels including Inspirational Reader's Choice Award- and Carol Award-winning Faithful Traitor, and the bestselling novella, Fresh Highland Heir. She lives with her husband in the beautiful Northwoods of Wisconsin, where she enjoys her three cats, teaching a high school English Lit. class, playing keyboard for her church family, and sipping coffee on the deck as she brainstorms for her next novel.
You can connect with Jill on her blog, Books, Cats, and Whimsy, or on Facebook.
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So, let's wish Jill a very happy birthday, and do share your thoughts on her new cover!